This article seeks to clarify the current legal test and trace requirements placed on Managing Trustees following Government press releases, legislation brought into force on Friday 18th September 2020 and the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app on 24 September 2020.

The content of this article has been removed following an update to our guidance on Test and Trace on 21st December 2020.

Please refer to the article “Test and Trace” – December  Update for details.

The FAQs previously included in this article have been updated and placed in Section E (see the case study at the end of Section E) and Section F of the Focus Note “Test and Trace", Data Protection and What you need to do


There is a lot of guidance and resources available to help you to fulfil your duties in relation to Test and Trace. Links to the TMCP and Government guidance are set out below for ease of reference:

Please continue to let us have your comments and suggestions so that we can take these on board in developing a record and process that is as helpful as possible for Managing Trustees and takes account of the responsibilities under data protection legislation. Please also contact TMCP Data Protection if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.


Please contact TMCP Data Protection if you have any queries in relation to the data protection implications of the Test and Trace Record, TMCP Legal for guidance on using the Test and Trace Record and Property Support for guidance on risk assessments and opening our church buildings generally.


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